Battle of Saint-Denis (1567)

Battle of Saint-Denis, 1567.

The Battle of Saint-Denis was fought on 10 November 1567 between Catholics and Protestants during the French Wars of Religion in Saint-Denis near Paris, France.

Anne de Montmorency with 16,000 Royalists fell on Condé's 3,500 Huguenots. The Huguenots surprisingly held on for some hours before being driven off.

The Protestants were defeated, but the Catholic commander Anne de Montmorency was mortally wounded. The Protestants fell back to the east to link up with German mercenaries.[1]


  1. James B. Wood (2002). The King's Army: Warfare, Soldiers and Society During the Wars of Religion in France, 1562-76. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-52513-8.

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